April 26, 2011

Beware the Wild Syrian Hamster!

I just read an interesting news story at NPR. Titled "How the Wild Hamster Was Tamed," it explains that your hamster came from Syria, a country in the Middle East. Huh!

However, Bethany N. points out that HER winter-white hamster named Badger is from Russia. So not ALL hamsters are Syrian! (Hey, if hamsters could talk, would they all have Russian and Syrian accents?)
Photo by cdrussorusso.

1 comment:

  1. Russian hamsters are completely different to Syrian hamsters. Russians are smaller. Roborovski's are smaller, too. Chinese hamsters are smaller. Syrians are considered the bigger breed of hamster.


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